Bars are expected to reopen at 25% capacity this weekend, while restaurants are able to increase their capacity from 25% to 50%. Many restaurants and bars are still opting to remain closed, despite Gov. Greg Abbott decision to allow them to reopen at a limited capacity. Still, while employees are furloughed and medical workers are hard at work, Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants have not slowed down on giving back.
Beto & Son3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 108 (Trinity Groves)
Beto & Son has been supporting several local hospitals and first responders, including those at Children’s Health, Baylor Scott & White, Hope City Dream Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas Fire-Rescue. They have also been providing free chicken tacos to furloughed service industry workers. Last weekend, Beto & Son donated Essentia Water and groceries to 300 people at the Dallas Dream Center.
Prior to COVID-19, In-Fretta owner Ram Mehta was committed to feeding food-insecure people. The pandemic has only inspired him to up his game. Mehta and the In-Fretta crew started the #EveryoneEatz movement and have provided more than 52,000 meals, no questions asked. Last week, they provided meals and masks at Frisco Fieldhouse.
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Haute Sweets Patisserie10230 E. Northwest Highway (Northeast Dallas)
Last weekend, Haute Sweets Patisserie donated 250 cupcakes to Parkland Hospital. Talk about a sweet gesture.
MooalaAvailable at Kroger, Whole Foods, Tom Thumb and Natural Grocers
It’s amazing how many ways there are to make milk. Dallas-based, non-dairy milk company Mooala has many non-dairy options, including banana milk, oat milk and almond milk. Last week, Mooala donated 2,700 bottles of non-dairy chocolate and strawberry milk to Metrocrest, Dallas Life and Salvation Army.
Chuck E. CheeseMultiple locations
Although they’ve recently come under fire for using a pseudonym to deliver pizza, Chuck E. Cheese restaurants worldwide donated meals to more than 300 different organizations last week for International Day of Families. In Dallas-Fort Worth, they donated to Plano Fire Department, Denton Fire and Rescue and One Safe Place Tarrant County.